I recently got new boots and am not 100% satisfied with the stock liner (Tecnica Inferno Fling, 23.5, bsl 280---I normally wear a size 8-8.5 womens street shoe and a couple fitters have confirmed the size is correct). Aside from the fact that the tongue wants to migrate to the outside (though this tendency seems to be lessening each time I ski), I get a pressure point at the top of the tongues where it's bruising my shins. One day I had to quit early it hurt so much. The boots are tight at the top once I do up the power strap, so I'm not necessarily convinced it's shin bang--it's more like a pressure point. These new boots/stock liners hit lower on my shin than my old boots (2008 Lange Exlusive 80, 24.5, bsl 291), so it may be that where the tongue is hitting is off for me. The only thing I wear in the boot is a thin smartwool sock, so no pant gaiter or anything is causing this. I have a very narrow foot, lowish instep and skinny ankles/calfs.
My first question is, do you think a different liner could solve the problem?
Second question--I got them at Christy Sports where they sell DFP liners. I think Intuition makes these liners for DFP. Does anyone know what the difference between a DFP liner and a name branded Intuition liner really is? Any differences?
I'm not necessarily wedded to Intuition as an aftermarket liner, but I do need warmth due to circulation issues in my feet and I've read that they run warm.